Zwolle v Willem II Betting Tips: Over 2.5, 2019-08-02

International Football Tips

Friday 2nd August 2019
Kickoff: 1900hrs
Pick: Over 2.5 goals
Bookmaker: Marathonbet
Odds: 1.66 (odds taken at 09:15 GMT, 02 August 2019)

1 X 2
2.06 3.78 3.30

* (Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on August 02, 2019 at 09:15)

Eredivisie at Marathonbet

Across the border into Netherlands next and the start of the new Eredivisie season sees a clash between PEC Zwolle and Willem II as the betting tips continue at the MAC³PARK Stadion.

Zwolle Prediction – Can Zwolle continue promising pre-season form?

Hosts, PEC Zwolle, will be looking to improve upon a disappointing 13th placed finish at the end of last season’s Eredivisie this time around.

The early signs this season suggest they could be on their way to achieving this as they’ve been unbeaten in their pre-season preparations.

An emphatic 11-0 win away at SV Dalfsen was followed by back-to-back draws with Emmen and Greek outfit, PAOK.

Zwolle rounded a successful pre-season off with a 1-0 home win over another Greek side, Asteras Tripolis, and the hosts will be confident of a good start on Friday night.

Their results in this season’s warm-up matches are certainly in stark contrast to the finish they made in the Eredivisie at the end of last season.

The hosts registered just 1 win from their final 5 matches of the season which was a 3-2 home win against 8th placed Groningen.

Zwolle ended the season with a home record of 6-3-8 31/31 and whilst they can’t be trusted for a straight win, there’s usually goals about.

Indeed, 12 of Zwolle’s 17 home matches produced over 2.5 goals, with forwards Thy and van Crooij (9 goals apiece) doing most of the damage.


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Willem II Prediction – Can Willem II make top 8 cut this time?

The visitors narrowly missed out on making the top 8 cut in last season’s Dutch top flight, as they fell just 1 point short of Groningen.

Inconsistency throughout the whole campaign last term ultimately cost Willem II a tilt at possible Europa League participation this season.

Willem II tended not to bother too much with draws last term as they won 13, drew 5 and lost 16 from their total of 34 matches played.

After losing their last 3 matches on the trot at the end of last season though, Willem II will be keen to get this new campaign off to a better start.

Defeats to PSV 3-0, Emmen 3-2 and a 6-2 thrashing away at Den Haag rounded off their season in disappointing fashion and conceding 12 goals in the process.

Indeed, just 1 win out of their last 6 matches of the season sounds very similar to the run-in that their Friday night’s opponents, Zwolle, experienced.

Funnily enough, that victory came in the shape of a 2-0 home win over Zwolle, so they’ll be looking to repeat that result here tonight no doubt.

Goals have also figured in Willem II’s away matches as 11 of their 17 away matches resulted in over 2.5 goals.


Key-Facts – Zwolle v Willem II

  • 12 of Zwolle’s 17 home matches produced over 2.5 goals in the Eredivisie
  • 11 of Willem II’s 17 away matches resulted in over 2.5 goals in the Eredivisie
  • Willem II conceded 12 goals in their last 34 matches of last season’s Eredivisie


Betting Tips Verdict

Neither Zwolle or Willem II look nailed-on favourites for a win here but there should be goals in this one.